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Century Marks

Trash talk: Young people in Lahore, Pakistan, who had grown tired of their government’s incompetence and their parents’ complaints about it decided to do something. So they started taking shovels into the streets every Sunday to clean up trash. In part, they’re trying to set an example. “The rich don’t care, the poor can’t do anything, so it’s up to the middle class to make the change,” said one of the young men. “We have to lead by example” (New York Times, May 19).


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